Staff Accountant

The Staff Accountant maintains the General Ledger, performs research and analyzes accounts, prepares journal entries, performs financial analysis, completes government, internal, and external reporting, and assists in providing accounting documentation. Duties require compliance with US GAAP, broad conceptual judgment, initiative and ability to deal with complex accounting transactions and issues. Critical thinking skills, financial aptitude, and precision are essential qualities in this position.

Essential Functions/Duties


  • Prepare and process the daily accounting activities to maintain the General Ledger for each company
  • Analyze and prepare account activities for preparation of reconciliations
  • Prepare, document and process monthly journal entries
  • Perform accounting functions consistent with normal month-end close responsibilities in a timely manner
  • Develops and implements accounting procedures by analyzing current procedures; recommends changes
  • Assist with preparation of monthly financial statements and supporting schedules
  • Assist with preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual government filings, as necessary
  • Assist in research, analysis, and documentation needed for audits, including tax audits, retirement plan(s) (if any), and customer contract compliance audits
  • Engage in critical and confidential aspects of accounting.
  • Partner with key internal customers to ensure accurate and meaningful reporting, analysis, and problem resolution
  • Answers accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data
  • Prepare daily cash reconciliation and short term forecasts
  • Maintain ERP accounting system (i.e. Timberline), as needed
  • Assist in special projects, as necessary



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance
  • Two (2) to Three (3) years’ work experience performing similar accounting duties, preferably in Construction
  • Must pass a background investigation and substance abuse screening upon conditional offer acceptance
  • Ethical, credible, punctual, and fulfill obligations as promised
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; must establish and maintain effective working relationships Must be able to professionally, authoritatively communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to internal and external contacts and employees
  • Must be an analytic, independent, organized self-starter and be dependable, reliable, and available as needed
  • Must possesses prioritization and multi-tasking skills
  • Must be computer literate with working knowledge of all Microsoft Office programs, Timberline/Sage, Masterbuilder or similar software desired and Outlook for email
  • Must be able to manipulate large sets of data, analyze and prepare concise reports
  • Take on ownership of the position scope
  • Must possess the ability to meet deadlines

General Physical Requirements


  • Sitting, standing, walking, mostly sedentary work
  • May climb, kneel, stoop, squat, kneel, or crouch
  • Physically lift up to 25 pounds
  • Hand dexterity and repetitive motions to type or handwrite
  • Reaches with hands or arms and performs movements such as pulling or pushing
  • Ability to speak verbally and raise voice when necessary
  • Ability to work inside a building or structure
  • Ability to work long hours associated with accounting functions

Employee Acknowledgement:


This job description outlines the general qualifications and job duties of the position. It is not a comprehensive list of activities, standard operating procedures and does not include workflows. The responsibilities of this position may change at any time with or without notice. By signing below, you acknowledge that you meet the qualifications of the position and are confident that you can perform the essential functions of this position, with or without reasonable accommodation, as outlined herein.



Experience :
1-2 years
Wage :
Job Location :
Bakersfield, CA
Creation date :